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CancerMolecular BiologyCancer BiologyCancer Stem Cells

Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

39%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

20%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

History and Overview of Metastasis

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min)
5 videos
Introduction to History and Overview of Metastasis48s
History and Overview of Metastasis4m
History of Metastasis Theory4m
Introduction to the Sequential Steps of Metastasis5m
1 practice exercise
History and Overview of Metastasis30m
1 hour to complete

Primary Tumor Growth and Neoangiogenesis

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 36 min)
5 videos
Tumor formation: Uncontrolled cell division12m
The role of mutations in primary tumor formation and evolution11m
Neoangiogenesis: new blood vessel formation in cancer5m
The primary tumor microenvironment: what else affects primary tumor growth?6m
1 practice exercise
Primary Tumor Growth and Neoangiogenesis30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

EMT / Invasion / Intravasation

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 18 min)
4 videos
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition, invasion, and intravision9m
Local Tumor Invasion4m
Intravasation2m
1 practice exercise
Invasion and Intravasation30m
1 hour to complete

Survival in the Circulation and Extravasation

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min)
6 videos
Glossary of Terms2m
The Circulation4m
How cancer cells survive while in circulation4m
Becoming a circulating tumor cell (CTC) and evading immune detection10m
Homing to a new site in the body and extravasation8m
1 practice exercise
Survival in the Circulation and Extravasation30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Dormancy and Secondary Tumor Growth

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min)
6 videos
Metastatic homing5m
Evidence for cancer dormancy4m
Cancer dormancy defined8m
Properties of dormant cancer cells6m
Secondary outgrowth4m
1 practice exercise
Dormancy and Secondary Tumor Growth30m
1 hour to complete

Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Metastasis

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min)
4 videos
Distribution of Metastasis: Where do cancers spread?10m
Cancer Syndromes14m
Congratulations1m
1 practice exercise
Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Metastasis30m

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